Drowning Lusts

There is a species of eagles which are bold enough to attack the seal. They suddenly fix their claws into its flesh, and by the strength of its wings pull the seal ashore. But sometimes the seal is too strong for the eagle, and not being able to let go its hold it is dragged down into the deep and is drowned. How often men lay hold of sinful pleasures, expecting to master them, but they are overcome by them. Their heart's affections are so fixed on them, and settled in them, that they cannot let go, and so are dragged down into the perdition that drowns men's souls.